The plane starts to shake up and down so much I feel like I am on a roller coaster with a couple loose screws. People’s arms are gripped to the sides of their chairs and the pilot just said, “Flight attendants please take your seats.”
For the next several minutes I experience the worst turbulence of my life. All that was running through my head was that one scene from Lost where the plane splits and I am thinking… what character would I be if we crash?
The woman sitting next to me does not speak english so I can’t say “Do you want to hold my hand?” I go to reach for her hand because I don’t know about her but I want to hold someones right now. Then it the bumps get worse and I am no longer thinking of Lost!
Where is Chelsea? I am thinking… I wish she was here! She always holds my hand or I hold hers if we are going through a rough patch.
We go through a couple more minutes of ups and downs where I feel like I am in a zero gravity airplane. It subsides and for the rest of the flight the seatbelt sign stays on and barely no one gets up. It was awful!
Today I was reminded that if you want to get somewhere or make a difference you will 100% experience turbulent times. The farther you go, the more likely you will experience it. Sometimes it is not as strong or even noticeable and other times you question “Why did I ever do this?”
We do it because we know that you get nowhere in life without trying! Without getting out, getting up and doing what it is you know you need to do you can’t make things happen!
But as you are moving along on your journey and moving to your next destination remember the people that you wish you were sitting next to when the road gets bumpy. Because there is a full guarantee that it will. We all have that one person we can count on.
Make sure you tell them you love them often. Make sure you speak up and tell them what they do for you and make sure you are there for them when they need you. So the next time times get rough, whose hand will you be grabbing?